The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 19, 2013

Events | Country trio


Auditions for Cresson Lake Playhouse’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof” will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at its rehearsal hall at 526 W. Ogle St., Ebensburg.

Those who audition should prepare a song of 32 bars in the style of the show and bring sheet music in the key the song will be sung.

This will be a vocal audition only, and an accompanist will be provided.

Performance dates are June 20 through July 9.

Information: 472-4333.

On the stages

“The Old, Faith, Hope & Charity” will be presented at 6 tonight and Saturday at Pike Grace Family Center, 541 Pike Road, Mundys Corner, for Cambria County Christian School.

Dinner and the play are $10 per person. The menu is stuffed shells tonight and a ham dinner Saturday.

“Medium Rare” will be presented at 7:30 tonight and Saturday at Shanksville-Stonycreek High School, 1325 Cornerstone Road, Friedens.

Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for students.

Grand drive

A charter membership drive presented by the Friends of the Steeples Project, formerly Save Our Steeples, will be held at 6 tonight at Grand Halle, 306 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Brent Labarko from 7 to 9.

Tickets, which will be available at the door, are $20 per person and include membership, food and adult beverages.

Proceeds will benefit improvements at Grand Halle.

Information: 322-5558.

Engineering feats

Steel bridge and concrete canoe competitions hosted by Pitt-Johnstown’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will be held Saturday at the university’s campus in Richland Township and Sunday at Summer’s Best Two Weeks at the Quemahoning Reservoir.

Three hundred students from 14 colleges and universities are expected, and there will be five canoes and 12 bridges competing.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, there will be canoe and bridge aesthetics judging, technical paper competition and canoe oral presentations.

From 8:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, there will be timed construction and load testing for steel bridges and swamp tests, slalom and endurance races and sprint races for concrete canoes.

Lunch will be available for purchase from noon to 1 p.m. from Boy Scout Troop 100 in the dining hall.

Dinner will be available for purchase from Clem’s BBQ from 4 to 6 in the dining hall, and an awards ceremony will be held from 6 to 6:30 at the amphitheater.

Information: 269-7250.

Kids sports

The annual Sports 4 Kids Day for students in pre-kindergarten through grade six will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Stokes Athletic Center on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

Each Red Flash athletics team will host a sports station, and participants will enjoy a day of fun-filled physical activity and learn how sports can positively impact their lives.

All participants will receive T-shirts, pizza and prizes.

The annual Sports 4 Kids Day is held in memory of Alicia Richardson, a member of the St. Francis women’s volleyball team for three years, who was preparing for a career as a teacher at the time of her passing in January 2007.

Admission is free.

Information: 472-3177 or email

In shape

Fitness programming is shaping up at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

A four-week session of belly dancing classes will be held Wednesdays beginning the first Wednesday of each month.

Yoga classes will be held at 5:45 p.m. Mondays through May 20.

The cost for the four-week belly dancing session is $25, and drop-ins for other classes are $8 per class.

Registration: 536-5399.

Book bargains

A book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through April 27 at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

There will be a large selection of art books, novels, nonfiction, cookbooks, children’s books and VHS tapes.

As part of the sale, local author Sally Fink will sell and sign copies of the first two books in her Tales of the Lalloure series, “Ten Thousand Gods” and “Gods of Crystal, Gods of Dreams,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

Information: 255-6515.

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